Department of Psychology

Professor Helen Haste

Professor Emeritus

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Helen Haste is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Bath, a Visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter.

She has a long record of research and publication in moral, social and political values, and on the interface of science and culture, including issues in gender and science. Her work includes research on culture and metaphor, on the public image of science particularly in the media, and on ethics and citizenship education. She is currently working on citizenship and education, on new technologies, and on the concept of ‘competence’.

She is the author or editor of five books, and numerous research reports. She has published in popular science journals and news media as well as extensively in the academic literature. She regularly broadcasts on radio and television. She also frequently gives public lectures, in addition to her university work. She was involved for thirty years with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, of which she has been a Vice-President, and was Chair from 2004-5. She is on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals.

Helen Haste is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK). She was President of the International Society for Political Psychology in 2002. She received the Nevitt Sanford Award for lifetime contributions to political psychology, from the International Society of Political Psychology in 2005.


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